Green Safari Lodges
Each &Beyond lodge is unique in its design, landscape, geography, natural and human context, so each lodge finds practical solutions to managing their impact whilst still creating a magical, luxury safari experience for our guests.
Many of the best solutions are not glamorous, most are invisible and take place "back-of house" and some are downright surprising, but all are aimed at reducing our footprint a little without compromising the ability for the land to sustain itself by delighting a small group of guests. These are some of the hundreds of eco-innovations and stories of how each of our teams gives back.
- Solar powered geysers - Klein's Camp
- 30 000 indigenous trees grown from seed planted to reforest the area - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
- Wet waste recycled from the kitchens for feed for a nearby community farmer - Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.
- A doctor is employed full-time by the lodge to assist with staff and local community health, and villagers are trained how to plant vegetable gardens - Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
- Beekeeping is taught and are hives are provided to the Maasai; the honey is bought back by the lodge to provide extra income to schools and rural women - Bateleur Camp
- Alien aquatic weeds are being eliminated by the lodge, which has been selected by conservation authorities to pioneer a weevil breeding project in the Okavango Delta - Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
- Green architecture of stilted rooms allows for complete regeneration of forest floor - Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
- Silent hybrid motors used for water transportation, perfectly silent and emission free - Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
- Invasive vegetation removed and recycled into "bushblok" logs for lodge fires in a joint project between the Cheetah Conservation Programme and US AID - Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
- Each fortnight guides host rural children whose villages border the reserve and take them on conservation lessons and game drives to see their natural heritage - Exeter River Lodge & Leadwood Lodge
- All waste is removed from the reserve and all glass, plastic, paper and metal is recycled - Kirkman's Kamp
- Biofuel is created from recycled kitchen and workshop oils for use in pilot vehicles and lanterns - Phinda Private Game Reserve
- Solar panels installed to power first streetlamps in the neighbouring village - Mahua Khoti Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
- All vegetables grown onsite, organically and composted with recycled kitchen waste - Baghvan Pench Jungle Lodge
- Clean water supply built and provided for poor local community, where previously no taps had existed - Nairobi Office
- Shantytown roofs are waterproofed through staff hands-on project - Cape Town Office
- Paper and waste recycled to reduce impact of administrative offices - Johannesburg Office
- Orphanage "adopted" and supported with basic supplies, such as fortified porridge and shoes - Arusha Office
- Sustainable solar paneling at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge